Category Archives: Peru

LIMA, PERU ~ a Love Park, Medieval Library, Labor Party Protest and Hanging Chickens

We were down to our final time in Peru with an overnight spent in Lima.  Our hotel was in a lovely section of Miraflores, but within a few blocks the area quickly became seedy.  Still we felt safe to walk the … Continue reading

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LAKE TITICACA: Puno, Uros Floating Islands and Taquile

High up in the Andes mountains of South America, situated between Peru and Bolivia is the largest commercially navigable lake in the world – Lake Titicaca.  By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America. We … Continue reading

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PERU – Cusco to Puno, Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands

We took the Hogwarts Express Perurail train from Machu Picchu back to Cusco, had a short overnight stay and then boarded our standard size bus headed toward Puno and Lake Titicaca. It was to be a full 8 hour day … Continue reading

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MACHU PICCHU – Magical, Mystical, Memorable

Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472).  Known by many as The Lost City of the Incas, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and in 2007 it was … Continue reading

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PERU – More of Cusco and a train ride through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes

Our final day in Cusco was a free day with nothing scheduled.  With some of our cohorts still a bit under the weather, Tim and I set out on our own.  We shopped our way toward the main square, stopping en … Continue reading

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PERU – The city of Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage Site, colorful, vibrant, welcoming

Today my trip down memory lane jumps from Europe to South America.  So many people have Machu Picchu on their bucket list and we were fortunate to be able to check that off in late August, 2009. This was our first time in … Continue reading

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